One Direction are 5 lads from the United Kingdom, comprising of Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson. They were discovered on the 2010 series of The X Factor (UK), and formed a group through the advice of Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger.
They released their first single, “What Makes You Beautiful” in the UK in August 2011, and it became one of the fastest selling songs of the year, breaking a Sony Music record for the most pre-sales ever, and went on to hit number one in the charts.
In February 2012, the song received a Brit Award for “Best British Single”, and was also released in the USA & Canada. Since this they’ve won a huge amount of other awards, including three at the MTV VMA’s in August 2012.
“Up All Night” is the boys first album, and has received rave reviews from critics, reaching the top of the album charts in countries all across the world.
One Direction took to the stage in December 2011 for their very first UK tour which sold out in minutes, before also touring the US along with Big Time Rush in February & March 2012. They then announced a new UK & Ireland tour for March 2013, as well as further dates for Europe, North America, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Japan!
The band launched their second album ‘Take Me Home’ in November 2012, and it was an even bigger smash that ‘Up All Night’ was.
2013 was another mammoth year for the boys, with singles ‘One Way or Another’, ‘Best Song Ever’, and a huge 2014 stadium tour announced. It’s also the year that ‘This Is Us’ – the 3D movie documentary about the band hits our cinema screens.
Oh and how about a THIRD ALBUM coming later in the year!
The impact that 1D are having is truly amazing, and thousands if not millions of fans across the globe have now got the “One Direction Infection”. These fans help make the band who they are, and together are know as the “Directioners”.
1D mania has taken over the planet, with no signs of stopping!
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